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Laos, Dong Na Kham
Dong Na Kham Primary School in Laos
Construction period: Nov 2018 – Aug 2019

Facts

Type of facility

A school building with five classrooms and sanitary facilities

Students

115

Budget

€41,500

NGO partner

Education

Academic year

August to June

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

92.5 %

Attendance rate

Primary school – 92.4%
Lower secondary school – 80.2%
Upper secondary school – 56.9%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 to 11 years old) – 65,377
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 145,502
Youth (15 to 17 years old) – 169,877

Project implementation

The villagers of Dong Na Kham contributed to this project by overseeing and monitoring the progress of the construction to ensure our high-quality standards were met and by providing electricity, manual labor, and water for construction. The school and the community were responsible for the operations and maintenance of the new building. A trusted local contractor was selected to coordinate all phases of construction and to purchase materials locally. Full involvement of the community is the key factor to ensure the sustainability of the project.

News from the project

COVID-19: Update on the country situation in our schools
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of children and their families as schools health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and…
Our school, our stories – Dong Na Kham Primary School in…
A school community is not just a building. It’s the various individuals and groups who are invested in the welfare and vitality of the school,…
Our school, our stories – Dong Na Kham Primary School in…
A school community is not just a building. It’s the various individuals and groups who are invested in the welfare and vitality of the school,…
Laos school video
The Dong Na Kham Primary School Principal, its students and their parents share their sincere emotions about the newly-built school and its…

About the country

Country

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Capital city

Vientiane

Population

7 million people

Currency

Lao kip (LAK)

Major languages

Mainly Lao, with Hmong, Khmu, and French

Travel information

South Africa has a generally temperate climate, averaging 8–10 daily sunshine hours in most regions.

Annual average temperature

26°C (78.8°F)

Dry season

April to October, characterized by low levels of rainfall, with sunny but cool days.

Wet season

November to March, characterized by higher levels of rainfall and humidity.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Vientiane: Crowne Plaza Vientiane

Vang Vieng: Riverside Boutique Resort

Luang Prabang: Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel

Places to eat

Savannakhet: Dolly’s Cafe, Pad Thai Restaurant, Chez Boune Restaurant

Best souvenirs from the country

Lao coffee, Lao Sinh, brocade weaving, pottery, silver jewelry, wood carving

Travel agencies

Laos Travel

Interpreting services

Thai Lao Language Services

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Vientiane: Pha That Luang

Day 2: Savannakhet: School visit

Day 3: Vang Vieng: Blue Lagoon 1

Day 4: Vang Vieng: Tham Chang

Day 5: Vang Vieng: Temples visit

Day 6: Luang Prabang: Royal Temple Museum

Day 7: Luang Prabang: Kwang Si Falls

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